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Augie Hub connects students and employers

November  22, 2011

It wasn't long ago when classified ads were the premier source of job leads, and job hunters used typewriters to bang out a résumé. Not surprisingly, that's changed. Online tools, like the new Augie Hub launched on Oct. 3, now help students efficiently connect with jobs and internships.

Simply stated, Augie Hub is a website that connects students and employers. Augustana students and alumni can provide a résumé, search a database of employers and apply for jobs. In addition, approved employers have the ability to search the database of résumés to find a good match for any positions they may have available.

"The Augie Hub website provides students with a bridge to the world beyond our campus," said Johnna Adam, director of employer relations and internships. "And it enhances the comprehensive career development program that was already provided by Augustana's Community Engagement Center."

Students' need and desire for a tool like Augie Hub was immediately evident. "Within 24 hours (of Augie Hub's launch), 374 students logged in for the first time, activating their accounts, and 31 students uploaded a résumé or other application document," said Karen Eilers, director of career development at Augustana. "We now have had 638 students log in and use Augie Hub at least once. That represents a quarter of Augie's student population."

Hilary Timmerman, a junior majoring in international business and Asian studies, said, "Augie Hub has allowed me to find a variety of internships specifically directed at Augie students. The description of each posting and directions on how to apply are extremely convenient. It saves me the time and hassle of going to a lot of company websites and figuring out what jobs or internships they have posted and how to apply."

Augie Hub is part of NACElink, owned and operated by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and described as "a national collaborative recruiting network of career centers." Nationally, NACElink connects 700 participating college career centers, more than 3 million active employer contacts, and more than 7.2 million active students and alumni.

In addition to internships and jobs, Augie Hub also helps connect students and alumni with volunteer opportunities.

To find out more about Augie Hub, email or call Johnna Adam, (309) 794-7338.